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Anti-Vaxxers Pose 'Legitimate Question' On Whether Vaccines Will Turn Your Kids Gay

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The anti-vaccination movement has officially hit peak crazy. As if the movement weren't absurd enough on the face of it all, the vactruth.com Facebook page is asking the 'legitimate' question of "Do you think vaccinating a child with vaccines, that are made up of endocrine disrupting chemicals, can affect the outcome of a person's sexuality?"

As the New Civil Rights Movement points out, "Not all questions, actually, are legitimate."

If one were to be charitable, this discussion could be interpreted as people who have just enough knowledge of medicine and science to be dangerous making connections that don't exist and getting worked into a frenzy over it. More likely, however, is that the anti-vaxxers are using homophobia as another scare tactic to turn parents away from inoculating their children. Because, as we all know, one of the side effects of being made immune to rubella is a 10% likelihood of an increase in fabulosity.

Besides, even if this delusional train of thought actually had any basis in reality, given that the earth's current population is presently well beyond sustainable levels a sudden global surge of non-reproducing 'mos would do the planet a world of good.


LA Man Sues Doctor For 'Chronic Homosexuality' Diagnosis: VIDEO

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Despite the fact that homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) over 40 years ago, it would seem that some doctors are still having trouble letting go. Such was the case with Matthew Moore of Los Angeles whose doctor, Dr. Elaine Jones of the Torrance Health Association, listed "homosexual behavior" as a "chronic problem" on his record after a physical in 2013.

When Moore confronted Jones about the notation, she doubled down, claiming that the medical community goes "back and forth" on whether or not homosexuality is considered a chronic condition; much like, no doubt, the way the scientific community goes "back and forth" on whether climate change exists or if the Earth is the center of the universe. 

Moore received an apology from the Torrance Memorial Health Association, but a year later when he obtained a copy of his medical records he found that the designation was still listed. He is now filing suit, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress and libel. For their part, Torrance Memorial Physicians Network is claiming they made "every effort" to correct Moore's records and are laying fault with the "highly complex software" that they use for their medical records.

You can watch NBC Los Angeles' report on the story AFTER THE JUMP...

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CDC Releases New Guidelines For PrEP

TruvadaThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a new set of guidelines for the use of PrEP as an HIV preventative after having determined that PrEP is an effective method of HIV prevention. Said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention,

While a vaccine or cure may one day end the HIV epidemic, PrEP is a powerful tool that has the potential to alter the course of the U.S. HIV epidemic today. These guidelines represent an important step toward fully realizing the promise of PrEP. We should add to this momentum, working to ensure that PrEP is used by the right people, in the right way, in the right circumstances.

The guidelines acknowledge that PrEP is an additional strategy to be used for HIV prevention, and while over 90% effective at reducing HIV transmission on its own, it is most effective when used in combination with condoms and other risk-reduction practices.


Medi-Cal Increases Accessibility Of Truvada, Eliminates Monthly HIV Testing Requirement

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California's Medi-Cal, a state welfare program serving low-income families, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care, pregnant women, and certain low-income adults, has made it easier for the people they serve to have access to Truvada as PrEP. First, they've eliminated the requirement that patients be tested monthly for HIV; the requirement that patients be provided with condoms was lifted; and the requirement that the patient's doctor has to receive Medi-Cal's permission before writing a prescription.

The decisions to lift these requirements came after discussions between Mike Wofford, Medi-Cal’s pharmacy policy branch chief, and representatives from AIDS Project Los Angeles, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, and Project Inform. Removing Medi-Cal's required approval made for one less step patients would have to go through to get started on a regimen, and the relaxing of the condom and HIV testing requirements came after the three groups asserted that they were "not necessarily real world conditions."


Can Truvada Hurt You? New Video Debunks Three PrEP Myths: WATCH

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Youreka Science (which is kinda like ASAP Science, except mostly about diseases) debunks three myths behind pre-exposure prophylactics (PrEP) like Truvada to separate fact from fiction. The myths are that it doesn't work, it has bad side effects and is impossible to get.

Gawker also recent published a thorough but informative article about PrEP that's worth reading.

See Youreka's video AFTER THE JUMP...

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Stephen Colbert Talks to Gay Teen Science Prodigy Jack Andraka: VIDEO

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Stephen Colbert last night welcomed Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old gay science genius who developed a groundbreaking new way to detect early stages of pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer.

Asked Colbert: "Have you thought about using your powers for evil, cause this is the age at which normally supervillains make the turn?"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

If you missed Andraka's 60 Minutes segment, catch it HERE.

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